The second VB for DV 2020 has been released, this concerning interviews in November. This VB was delayed by a couple of days – later than I have ever seen. There is no significance in that, nothing to worry about, just a little frustrating.
|Region||All DV Chargeability Areas Except|
Those Listed Separately
|AFRICA||5,600||Except: Egypt 3,000|
|ASIA||3,500||Except: Iran 1,450|
|NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS)||4|
and the CARIBBEAN
This is only the SECOND VB = 10 to go, so no one should be worried about the numbers…
Those that are current, and have forms processed early enough, they can expect their 2NL in about 1 to 2 weeks from now. This is the same every month. VB from the 8th to the 15th of each month, and 2NLs in the second half of the month. For the last few months there have been 2NLs sent in two main batches, some early (around the 15th to 20th) and then some in the later part of the month. I would expect the 2NLs to have all been sent by the end of this month. The end of the month really means THE END OF THE MONTH. Please don’t waste my time later this month asking about 2NLs. Please. They can be sent right up until the last day of the month.
To those new to looking at VBs, let me explain what the “except” XXX country means – and you can also read this post on how to read the visa bulletin.
Processing is spread out over the full year. You can see the progress of the two previous years in this post about basic questions. However, some countries have a high number of selectees and those selectees are concentrated in the lower case numbers. For various reasons, mainly to do with embassy capacity, KCC slow down certain countries as compared to the region. So – in Africa, any case with a case number shown as under the new number can be interviewed but for cases from Egypt, that number is lower. That isn’t a big problem, it just “slows down” those countries a little more than the rest of the region. Since selectees from those countries all have lower case numbers, this slowing down does not present any risk. It does not (at this point) mean they won’t allow all selectees an interview from those countries.
To understand why some countries get lower case numbers, read this article about the lottery draw process.
November 15, 2019 at 16:12
i had an interview on November 7th, the Interview even didn’t last 3 minutes, after high-level overview of my documents and asking couple of questions. they gave me back all passports(family with 2 kids). EU00004***. they told us it is administrative processing and told us they will call/email us. they didn’t tell us any documents are missing.
q1: how soon we can follow-up?
q2: based on your experience, what is average approval rate after getting administrative processing.
November 16, 2019 at 05:06
1. It can vary greatly. Just wait.
2. I don’t know
November 17, 2019 at 15:10
Please, I submitted the DS-260 form about a month ago but have not heard anything from Kcc.My case number is 2020AF00032XXX.
1.Can I go for the police and medical reports?
2.When can I possibly get an interview?
November 20, 2019 at 16:01
Hey im mr El Mighty
My case number is 202xxxxxxxxxxx
I have not yet gotten all my documentations required after completing d-260
Im still shorting with police clearance and can only obtain it by january, im afraid it will be late for by case to be processed, please advise me on what i should do.
I played on the last year (2019 session)
November 23, 2019 at 06:40
You hid too much of your case number, so it is useless.
January won’t be too late.